By Anne Bello
Published Oct 26, 2011 at 3:00 PM ET; Updated Oct 16, 2011 at 8:45 PM ET

Bronx, NY — Last season saw some major changes for Fordham squash. Bryan Patterson took over for as head coach from Bob Hawthorn, who had led the Rams for over fifty years. Fordham also got new international courts thanks to CitySquash, an urban squash program in the Bronx.

“This is our second season with international courts so we are excited to get other colleges here to play against us,” says Patterson.

At least one new player will be joining the team, and he should have an immediate impact on the ladder. Karim Amir, a Rye High School graduate, comes from a family of talented squash players. He is expected to play in the Rams’ top 3.

Esteban Espinal, who is also with CitySquash, will continue to work with the team as an assistant coach. Patterson speaks highly of Espinal. “He’s an excellent player and brings his squash expertise to Fordham.”

The new era of Fordham squash looks to be headed in a positive direction. “We are building a team that I believe could become a top collegiate program in the near future,” says Patterson.

2010-2011 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 8-11

Final Ranking: 48

Team Championships: 7th in Serues Cup (F Division)

2011-2012 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Bryan Patterson

Returning Players from Team Championships: (2) Amdriy Kulak, (3) Eli Plangger, (4) Jack O’Brien, (5) Andrew Grosner, (7) Raymond Chen, (8) Christopher Souther, (9) Donald Carey, (10) Robert O’Rielly, (11) Matt Wynne

Graduated/Non-returning players from 2010-2011 Team: (1) Colin Corbett, (6) Ken Fukomoto

Additions to the 2011-2012 roster:

  • Expected to play in the top 3: Karim Amir

Team Goals: To break into the top thirty

Key Matches: All matches

To read other team previews, please visit the 2011-2012 College Squash Season Previews page.